Top 10 Countries Affected by HIV

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6. Tanzania:

Approximately 3% of the total population and 1.4 million people in Tanzania are infected with HIV as of 2009. The prevalence rate amongst adults is 5.6% The Tanzania Commission for AIDS was established in 2002 to help respond to the growing problems with the epidemic. This is in response to more than 100,000 children being infected by the virus and more than 60% of women being affected.

 

7. Zimbabwe:

Approximately 10% of the total population and 1.2 million people are infected with HIV in Zimbabwe as of 2009. The adult prevalence rate is 14.3%. This number has begun to slow down with the help of the government and its response team. Education and voluntary testing has been set up nationwide.

 

8. Uganda:

Approximately 3.5% of the total population and 1.2 million people are infected with HIV in Uganda as of 2009. The adult prevalence rate is 6.5%. Like in Zimbabwe, Ugandan initiatives are taking aim at HIV and combating the epidemic. The rates have been lowered since 1980s and 1990s.

 

9. United States:

Approximately 0.40% of the total population and 1.2 million people are infected with HIV in The United States as of 2009. The adult prevalence rate is 0.6%. African Americans and homosexual men account for the highest percentage of this population. As of 2008, approximately 4,000 children were carrying the AIDS virus through mother-child transmission.

 

10. Swaziland:

According to statistics done in 2009 by CIA World Factbook, 180,000 people are living in Swaziland with the virus. The prevalence rate amongst adults is 25.9 (2009) which is the highest of all countries. This number is also high when compared to the total population which is 1, 370, 424 as of 2011. This accounts to 13% of the total population.

Swaziland was included in this list because it has the highest adult prevalence rate in the world.

 

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